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Man Sues Video Game Platform For “Causing Him To Injure Penis”

Erik Estavillo, a gamer and self-proclaimed sex addict, is suing Twitch, claiming the video gaming platform has too many ‘scantily clad’ players that caused him to masturbate and hurt his penis.

The suit claims Erik Estavillo of San Francisco is following 786 of the female gamers and ‘zero male streamers’ and that the list of women keeps on growing because he has little control over his addiction.


The complaint, filed June 15 in Santa Clara County court, seeks $25 million in damages.

A spokesperson for Twitch dismissed the legal action as ‘frivolous’ and having ‘absolutely no merit,’ after reached out.

Estavillo has been known for being litigious and has unsuccessfully sued other companies in the past, including Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony, Kotaku reports.

In the suit against Twitch, Estavillo claims that he suffers from depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, Agoraphobia and Crohn’s Disease. He also says he is a sex addict and blames his OCD.

“Twitch has extremely exacerbated his condition by displaying many sexually suggestive women streamers through Twitch’s twisted programming and net code making it nearly impossible for the plaintiff to use Twitch without being exposed to such sexually suggestive content,” the complaint says.

The platform features live streaming of gamers at play but doesn’t provide a gender filter that Estravillo’s complaint claims would help him avoid triggering his sex addiction.

His complaint also details how Estavillo came to hurt himself when he resorted to a Fleshlight – branded sex toy to masturbate while gazing at the females on Twitch.

Estavillo ended up “chaffing his penis every day with the device,” the complaint reads.

The complaint adds that he suffered redness and mild infections since the Fleshlight is ‘electrical and also vibrates’ and applied an antibiotic ointment to avoid ‘necrosis’.

He also complained of bloodshot eyes from staying up for hours staring at the female gamers and claims he once ejaculated on his personal computer’s monitor, causing it to short circuit and spark a fire that left his apartment in a blackout.

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